AF176V Introduction to BIM, Building Information Modelling 6.0 credits

Introduktion till BIM, Building Information Modelling

This course provides a basic foundation in Building Information Modelling (BIM) through theoretical and practical components. Using the separate disciplines of architecture, construction and building services engineering, a BIM model will be developed and combined to create a common visualisation model for coordination.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Problem-based learning: the course is centred around a project, where a given architectural model is used. During the course, the student carries out simplified projecting of installations and coordination of these activities.

During the course, the following parts will be treated:

  • The definition BIM in general
  • Introduction to; Revit, MagiCAD and Navisworks
  • Introduction to coordintaion between projectors in the chosen programs

Intended learning outcomes *

The course aims to give a general orientation in correct working methodology in working with BIM and a practical introduction to 3D projection/planning, installation and coordination.

After the course, the student should:

  • Be familiar with the theory behind BIM
  • Be able to handle model information and use databases associated with BIM
  • Be able to handle installation coordination with MagiCad
  • Be familiar with the possibilities of collision/interference control using Navisworks
  • Be able to apply acquired knowledge in a project

Course Disposition

The course starts as a 1.5 credit distance course. At course registration, the students will obtain access to programs that will be used in the course for self-study. This part of the course is completed when the home assignment, Project 1, is completed.

The course continues as a 4.5 credit teacher-supervised course. This consists partly of a theoretical part with lectures and a project part where the entire knowledge is exercised and integrated in a project.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

General entry requirements and 90 credits within the subject areas the built environment or building technology or architecture. English B.

Recommended prerequisites

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Own computer with Internet connection is required during the initial week (distance education) of the course.


Course material and compendiums can be obtained through Bilda.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Assignment, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

For final grade is required a passing grade in Project 1 and Project 2.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ahmad Reza Roozbeh

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AF176V

Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Zeev Bohbot (, Ahmad Reza Roozbeh (

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.